Electricity Consumer Cell (ECC), Cuddalore, organized a capacity building programme on “Energy Governance” on June 22, 2018, at Rani Seethai Higher Secondary School, Annamalainagar, Chidambaram, Cuddalore district. The purpose of the programme was to build consumer awareness on energy conservation, energy-efficient devices, and renewable energy concepts at the household level. Teachers of Rani Seethai high Secondary School and citizens from villages participated in the programme.
Mr. Selvaraj, Chairman, Federation of Consumer Organisation Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry (FEDCOT), addressed the participants about the importance of energy conservation. He explained about the objectives and functions of Electricity Consumer Cell, Cuddalore. He explained the strong cordial- relationship with TNEB officials, which helps the ECC members to resolve complaints. He instructed the participants to register the written complaints with the Assistant Engineer (AE) and not to the field staff because once the complaint is registered with the AE, he is answerable to the higher officials.
Mr. G.N. Bharath Ram, Researcher, CAG, made a presentation on energy efficiency and energy conservation at the household level. He listed out inefficient devices that consume high electricity and suggested that they are replaced with the latest energy-efficient devices. The presentation focused on the Standards, Energy Star Rating and labeling programme on the energy-efficient home appliances prescribed by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) such as air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, fans, TVs, bulbs., which the participants must know before purchasing products.
Mr. Ambikapathy, Coordinator, ECC Cuddalore, concluded the session with a vote of thanks.